Just How Will Mark Zuckerberg's Glow Sleep Box Help Moms?

Anushika Srivastava
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has set husband goals with one of his Instagram posts recently. Since then he has won millions of hearts when he posted about how he used his technical mind to help his wife Priscilla get rid of the stress that comes as a result of her worry for their children. “Being a mom is hard, and since we've had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. She'll wake up and check the time on her phone to see if the kids might wake up soon, but then knowing the time stresses her out and she can't fall back asleep. So I worked on building her what I call the “sleep box”.” he wrote in an Instagram Post.


When it’s about children, moms automatically take primary responsibility, as Zuckerberg’s post makes it clear. From what they eat to how well they sleep, it all becomes the responsibility of mothers.  And this, in turn, introduces a sort of tension in a mother’s life. Not something they can get rid of, even when nurturing their children in the best possible way, they do have to follow a schedule that does become hectic for them.

“So I worked on building her what I call the "sleep box". It sits on her nightstand, and between the hours of 6-7am, it emits a very faint light -- visible enough that if she sees it she'll know it's an okay time for one of us to get the kids, but faint enough that the light won't wake her up if she's still sleeping. And since it doesn't show the time, if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she knows to just go back to sleep without having to worry about what time it is. So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night. As an engineer, building a device to help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways I can think of to express my love and gratitude. A bunch of my friends have told me they'd want something like this, so I'm putting this out there in case another entrepreneur wants to run with this and build sleep boxes for more people!” Zuckerberg, 34, adds in his Instagram Post.

What Is A Glowing Sleep Box And How Is It Beneficial?

The glowing sleep box is like a normal glow box, it comes with a bit of time settings. Zuckerberg created it in a way that it glows dim between 6 am and 7 am. Moreover, there are chances that this device will be recreated since Zuckerberg is putting it out. As far as its design is concerned, we may hope that there might be an inbuilt clock that we can set according to our needs.

Sleep and stress are inter-connected. The more you’re stressed, the less you’ll be able to sleep. The lesser you’ll sleep, the more you’ll be stressed. This circle has an adverse impact especially, on mothers. As a mother, a woman bears the responsibility of her entire family, and no doubt, it brings along with it a bit of stress. Glowing sleep boxes might prove to be of great help to mothers and housewives in this regard. A sound sleep will help them relax, which is really very important for them.

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Anushika Srivastava is an Intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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